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Can You Wear a Watch on Either Wrist?

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Jacky Chou

A lot of people ask us whether it is better to wear a watch on the left or right wrist. The answer is that it really depends on your personal preference.


While most people wear their watches on the wrist of their dominant hand, there are some who prefer to switch things up and wear their timepiece on the opposite wrist. Some people find that wearing a watch on the non-dominant hand can help to balance out their everyday style, while others simply prefer the way it feels.

There are a few things to keep in mind if you’re thinking about switching up your watch-wearing habits, however. For one, it’s important to make sure that you’re comfortable with the fit of your watch on both wrists. If you typically wear your watch loose on your wrist, you may want to consider sizing up or down depending on which wrist you plan to wear it on. Additionally, it’s important to be aware of the movement of your watch hands throughout the day; if you notice that your watch hands are consistently hitting your skin or getting caught on clothing, it may be time to adjust the fit.

Finally, if you’re still not sure which wrist is right for you, don’t be afraid to experiment! Try wearing your watch on both wrists for a few days and see how it feels. Ultimately, the best way to figure out which wrist works best for you is through trial and error.

The ‘Right’ Way to Wear a Watch

Most people wear their watch on the non-dominant hand. For example, if you’re right-handed, you would wear your watch on your left wrist. The reasoning behind this is that it’s less likely to get damaged this way. Wearing your watch on the opposite wrist from your dominant hand also makes it easier to check the time without having to use your other hand.

There are some people who prefer to wear their watch on their dominant hand, though. This is often done for practical reasons, such as if you need to use that hand for a lot of manual labor during the day. It can also be a matter of personal preference or style.

If you’re looking for guidance on which wrist to wear your watch, the best rule of thumb is to go with whichever feels more comfortable for you.

Wearing a Watch on the ‘Wrong’ Wrist

It’s a common question: can you wear a watch on either wrist? The answer is YES! You can wear your watch on whichever wrist you prefer… although there are a few things to keep in mind.

For one, if you’re going to be doing a lot of work with your hands, it might be more comfortable to wear your watch on your non-dominant wrist. That way, you’re less likely to bang it against things or get it caught on anything.

There’s also the question of fashion: traditionally, watches are worn on the non-dominant hand (i.e., the left hand if you’re right-handed), but that doesn’t mean you can’t switch it up depending on what looks best with your outfit. Some people even choose to wear their watch on their dominant hand for easy time-checking!

At the end of the day, it’s really up to you where you want to wear your watch. There are no hard and fast rules, so feel free to experiment until you find what works best for you.


While you can technically wear a watch on either wrist, most people prefer to wear their watch on their non-dominant hand. This allows them to use their dominant hand for tasks without having to worry about damaging their watch. Additionally, many people believe that wearing a watch on your non-dominant hand gives you a better sense of time because you have to think about which hand you’re using to check the time.

Jacky Chou

Jacky Chou is the co-founder of Uberwrists and has gotten into watches from his father from a young age. His first watch was a black G Shock that was comedically large for his wrist. He appreciates watches from Seiko to a Patek Philippe.

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